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<p>Transportation team members from Round Rock (Texas) ISD made the news after they braved icy conditions to pick up students and staff who were stranded on a trip.</p>

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15 Ways to Spread Good News About Your Operation

Who says all school bus news has to be bad news? Take a proactive approach to promoting your department’s successes through social media, newsletters, events and other PR efforts.

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Low pay often fuels school bus driver shortage
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Our 2015 Contractor Survey found that driver shortage among school bus contractors is on the increase. Adding to the difficulty of attracting people to the school bus driving profession is the pay.
NAPT News & Views — Now being on 'Candid Camera' is common
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Many of us recall the “olden days” when Allen Funt’s hilarious TV show “Candid Camera” was a big hit. Little did we know then that being on a candid camera eventually would be commonplace.
NAPT News & Views — NAPT Summit and SBX: All about you
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A discussion after the first SBX captured perfectly why we offer this new membership benefit and have the annual Summit. Commenting on the myriad challenges facing school transportation professionals and why she found SBX valuable, an attendee said she “was hoping to find people that could help me solve some of my problems.”
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Integrated software suite
Seon now offers vMax Compass, a complete suite of school transportation solutions designed to work seamlessly together to deliver the real-time information needed to plan safe routes, track vehicles and student ridership, and capture, record and automatically download video of on-board incidents.

Book on school bus safety
Go Where the Bus Goes, a new children’s book written by Lorraine Fletcher, a longtime school bus driver in Kentucky, addresses school bus safety.

Pre-trip inspection module
InterMotive’s new pre-trip inspection module is designed to automatically turn on and off all chassis-controlled exterior lights, including brake and reverse lights.

Distracted driving app
SeatbeltGuard, a vehicle device, and TextGuard, a phone app, work together to help fleet managers prevent distracted driving and to monitor other driver behaviors, company officials said.

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<p>The OEM decided how it wanted to build its buses and then built the 275,000 square-foot plant in 2004 to accommodate that process. <font size="1">Photo by Thomas Built Buses.</font></p> Virtual Tour: Thomas Built Buses plant expansion

Take a virtual tour of the Thomas Built Buses plant and see some of the new equipment and... Visit photo gallery

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School Bus Songs: Toby Keith on School Bus Safety

OK — this entry isn’t actually a song, but it is by country music superstar Toby Keith. He tells motorists what to do when they come to a stopped school bus. Vintage video courtesy of NASDPTS.

School Bus Songs: ‘My Name is Cheech, the School Bus Driver’

Cheech Marin — of Cheech and Chong fame — probably wouldn’t be most parents’ top choice to transport their kids to school. Yet here he is, singing an accordion-accented novelty tune about being a school bus driver.

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